Isabella and Pontus Workshop Weekend and Social – Booking

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We at Manchester Lindy are beside ourselves because the wonderful Isabella & Pontus are coming to teach and inspire on SATURDAY 10th and SUNDAY 11th MAY!

We will be following our previously used format of Improver/Intermediate on the Saturday, and Intermediate/Advanced on the Sunday. As there is some crossover, we are happy to help you to find the correct level for you.

We cannot confirm start and finish times as yet, but there will be four hours of teaching each day plus breaks, so plan to spend  5-6 hours at the venue.

See Isabella and Pontus in action here: http://youtu.be/mUOP5jG24Sc

The price for this event is £45 per day, inclusive of entry to the Saturday night social dance.

To book, please contact Manchester Lindy committee member Hayley via Facebook, link below. There are limited places available for couples and solo advanced Leads. Follows booking alone are currently being placed in a waiting list.

Friend request Hayley here: https://www.facebook.com/hayley.h.gosling
Join the Manchester Lindy Group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/manchesterlindy/ (you must join the group in order to ‘attend’ on the event listing – sorry about that!)
Click attending on the main event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1383764718559950/

We would like to draw your attention to our new venue, so you don’t all automatically flock to a familiar one, like homing pigeons.

Our new venue for this weekend’s workshops and social dance is St Mathews Church Hall, next to St Mathews Church in Stretford, (near the incredibly strange Stretford Mall – inspiration for the Morrissey lyric, “Slap me on the patio”) this will be the first time Manchester Lindy have used the venue and we’re hoping the floor will be just right for us picky dancer types. Stretford is close to Chorlton and is well served with buses and trams.

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Enriching our Swing Social with a dash of Balboa -Tuesday Feb 4th!

Manchester Lindy’s original swingin’ night out!

Come Lindy Hop with us at the beautiful art deco Freemason’s Hall, Bridge St (off Deansgate) M3 3BT

Just £5! A whole heap of social dancing fun!

Doors open 7.30pm

7.45pm (Room 1) Level 0-1 (Beginners) Charleston

7.45pm (Room 2) Level 3 Taina – Introduction to BALBOA!

8.30pm (Room 2) Level 2 Taina

8.30pm (Room 1) Social Dancing until 10.45 (ish)

Not sure which class is right for you? Here’s a handy guide:

http://manchesterlindy.co.uk/understanding-levels

This week only: Experienced level 2 dancers who are keen to learn Balboa can step up and do the level 3 class (as well as their own level 2 class later on). Please be respectful of the level 3 dancers, this is their time! If you are unsure if you’ll cope, speak to the committee (or Taina) in the lead up to Feb 4th. Ladies, be prepared to learn the lead role if numbers are unbalanced!

WHY Balboa:
Balboa is a brilliant dance on its own and it really clarifies the ever important Lindy principle of weight change as well as the difference between body-lead and arm-lead. Great for all tempos, especially useful for fast music.

Video: Peter Loggins and Mia Goldsmith mix Balboa and Bal-swing with Lindy Hop and Charleston:

You can even bust out a little Balboa mid-Lindy dance, especially if you need a little break!

If you’d like to learn more, Taina will be following up the Manchester Lindy class with a dedicated Balboa workshop.
Taina has years of Balboa teaching experience at all levels and is happy to share it with you. Good Balboa tuition is rare in Manchester so do not miss this!

Workshop details:

FAST-BEGINNERS: 12pm-1.30pm
(You’ve tried Balboa before or are a fast learner / level 2-3 Lindy Hopper.)
Learn cool steps, how to combine with Lindy, technique, leading & following

IMPROVERS: 1.30pm-3pm
(You can dance the basic steps.)
Come Arounds, Spikes, Variations + more technique, leading & following

WHERE:
Soho Gym / Fitness First, Premier Lodge Hotel, 7-11 Lower Mosley St, M2 3DW
Tram: St Peter’s Sq
Fee: £8 / person / wshop or
£15 for the day

Full workshop event listing here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1441475899403268/ and here:

We’re turning 5! Time for a party!

Manchester Lindy is about to turn 5 and we’re going to celebrate with a good old-fashioned birthday knees up!

There will be cake! There will be a fully stocked bar! There will even be a complementary beverage for the early arrivals… Oh and lots of music for dancing (Lindy predominantly, but you know what happens if you get Dr Sid drunk after midnight)!

Central Manchester venue

All of this for a bargain price of £5

Buy your tickets here
http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/manchester-lindy-5624972097?s=21438743
or from Sid at Manchester Lindy, but be quick as space is limited.

Got a question? Email manchesterlindy@gmail.com

New for Thursdays! Manchester Lindy and Would You Dance? Present Solo Jazz!

Solo Jazz with Taina K
Solo Jazz with Taina K

Solo Jazz every Thursday with Taina K!

Manchester Lindy in collaboration with Would You Dance? Present a new, weekly authentic Solo Jazz class at Studio25 in the centre of Manchester.

WHAT:
1.5hours of solid dancing & learning!
Technique for individual steps & classic solo routines!

Solo Jazz makes a solid base for your Lindy! The better you can dance by yourself, the easier it will be to do partnered dances, swing dance or other.

COST:£7 for individual session or
£33 for a prepaid set of 6
(use within 10 weeks of purchase)

WHERE:
Room7, 25 Church Street, Manchester, M4 1PE.
Church Street is behind Debenhams; if you follow the tram tracks towards Shudehill, it’s the next right after Debehams.

PARKING AND STUDIO25View Studio 25, Manchester City Centre in a larger map

BOOKINGS OPEN SOON

PARKING: Leave your car in an outdoor car park
Map of :
– inexpensive outdoor parking near Northern Quarter here
– parking zones & charges here

MORE INFO & join the mailing list:
Taina & Would You Dance?
mail@tainak.com or
call 079 497 43 549

Mailing List: sign up here

Manchester Lindy says:

We were delighted when, in January 2012, Taina, international teacher and swing dance champion (with more than 20 years experience!) first attended a Manchester Lindy Swing Social, having recently relocated from London.  Within a couple of months the committee had worked up enough courage to ask her to take a class, and happily, since then Taina has become a regular guest, teaching across all three levels.

We are now delighted to extend that partnership and add a new dimension to vintage dance in Manchester by bringing you Solo Jazz every Thursday! This will be the perfect opportunity to learn all those tricky steps, in detail, with authentic styling and historical context. Suitable for Lindy Hoppers, Tap dancers and Burlesques babes!

XMAS SPECIAL with The Stirling Austin Swing Band!

The Stirling Austin Swing Band
The Stirling Austin Swing Band

Manchester Lindy’s original swingin’ night out – XMAS SPECIAL!

Amazing news! On Tuesday 17th December 2013, we’ll be playing host to some very special guests… the highlight of MCRLX 2013…

The Stirling Austin Swing Band!

Get down to Freemason’s Hall and you’ll be hopping’ to some of Manchester’s finest musicians! Two live swinging sets and Manchester Lindy’s regular DJs in between – can’t ask for anything more.

1st live band set at 8.45pm …don’t miss it!

https://www.facebook.com/stirlingaustinbands

http://stirlingaustin.com/

(Just one class this week, Level 1, 7.45pm in the Lodge Room with Don, in the main room we’ll be social dancing ALL EVENING)

Just £5!

Dress fancy – two tickets to Mersey Swing’s Winter Ball will be presented to the best dressed! https://www.facebook.com/events/214108128762773/?source=1

We’ll also be selling cakes for the British Heart Foundation and we might even be persuaded to run the silliest Jack and Jill (or Jaquelyn and Jill, or Jack and John) in the North West (slo-mo? Musical Statues? Dance like an animal?)

Doors open 7.30pm

Freemason’s Hall, Bridge St (off Deansgate) M3 3BT

Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/187427491459985

News Flash! Thomas Blacharz, guest teacher, TONIGHT!

Manchester Lindy is giddy with excitement because Thomas Blacharz is still in town and he’s coming to our Swing Social tonight to guest teach levels 2&3!

As those that experienced Manchester Lindy’s fabulous Thomas and Alice workshop will know, Thomas’ teaching is thorough and his dancing inspirational.

Our bargain-tastic £5 price still applies! All we ask is that our members choose either level 2 OR level 3, we want to ensure there is enough space to move!

See you on the dance floor!

Manchester Lindy